Get ready for Naima Shalhoub’s new album, ‘Siphr’
Remember Naima Shalhoub, whom we profiled back in 2017? She's back — with her very first studio LP. On August 6, expect her debut full-length, called Siphr. Recorded at Women's Audio Mission's San Francisco campus, the debut is a stirring tribute to her Lebanese-American identity. On "Two (Rivers in the Desert)," her most recent single, her parents and relatives — refugees from Lebanon — helped perfect the Arabic lyrics. Shalhoub's earlier work includes Live from San Francisco County Jail, as she remains involved in causes related to justice for the incarcerated, particularly girls and women of color.
Bands In Portrait: Naima Shalhoub
Just over two years ago, on May 5, 2015, Naima Shalhoub recorded an album in San Francisco County Jail. The singer-songwriter, educator, and activist of Lebanese heritage was there to perform for inmates during a special event in honor of Mother’s Day. This makeshift session, recorded inside the halls of Pod B, would later become the aptly titled “Live In San Francisco County Jail.” Shalhoub’s presence channels spirituality and consciousness. It is reflected throughout her music. Live in San Francisco County Jail is an ode to survival through struggle which searches for beauty and strength whenever it can. The music [...]